Like many people, right now I have a huge number of pending LinkedIn invitations. LinkedIn advises us to accept connection requests only if we know a person well, but since so many people have thousands of connections, clearly, a lot of LinkedIn users are ignoring LinkedIn’s instructions and are using other criteria to decide whether to accept.… Read more... “How to Use LinkedIn: When to Accept or Decline an Invitation”
To many people, LinkedIn seems like a chaotic, confusing mess. It can feel like there are too many strangers trying to connect with you, too many people trying to sell you something, and too much content that isn’t relevant to you.… Read more... “How To Use LinkedIn: Success Stories”
Eight months ago, Paul Johnson had never used LinkedIn but he had heard that doing so might be beneficial to his marketing consulting business, Missing Piece Marketing. Johnson created an account and began experimenting.
First Johnson joined 20 LinkedIn groups associated with marketing and the small business community.… Read more... “LinkedIn Success Story: Paul Johnson”
Job seekers, recruiter Bruce Hurwitz has advice on how to use LinkedIn: Focus on keywords and make your availability clear! He explains,
… Read more... “How To Use LinkedIn: Advice From A Recruiter”
“I use LinkedIn to find candidates. I do a search in the geographic area of my client, filtering by industry, and I send a message through LinkedIn to everyone in my network who appears in the search results.
When Patricia Nixon was laid off in 2008 from her consulting position as a Business Analyst for the NYC Mayor’s Office, she decided that since she loves to write, her first priority was to write. She began writing everywhere.
While reading discussions on LinkedIn, she realized that most discussions posted there weren’t really discussions at all, just one-way promotions where no one was talking to anyone else.… Read more... “How To Use LinkedIn: Patricia Nixon”